Discussed mutual issues in Nepal-India

Kathmandu. The Foreign Secretaries of India and Nepal discussed trade, transit, connectivity, infrastructure, power sector, irrigation and flooding, agriculture, investment, development cooperation, health sector cooperation, culture and people-to-people relations between Nepal and India. Several areas of cooperation were discussed. Paudyal External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (S. Jaishankar) is about to meet.
At the invitation of Indian counterpart Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal arrived in New Delhi and held bilateral talks on Tuesday at Hyderabad House, where both sides discussed issues of mutual interest. Wide range discussed. In a statement issued by the Nepalese Embassy in New Delhi, it has been said that they have agreed to the visit of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India between April 1-3 and the visit of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) to Lumbini on May 16. Reviewed the progress of the discussions held during the visit.
Kwatra and Paudyal expressed satisfaction over the progress made in various areas including power sector, construction of transmission lines, railway connectivity, construction of ICPs, bridges and other critical infrastructure. They also discussed the early conclusion of the Transit Treaty, including its Protocol and Memorandum of Understanding, and expediting the review of the trade treaty, the statement said. Matters related to fertilizer supply, relaxation of export restrictions in wheat, sugar, paddy and rice were also on the agenda.
Nepal is hoping to get fertilizers from India annually and is seeking exemption from bans on some essential commodities that India imposed on exports after the war between Russia and Ukraine. Recalling the outcome of the high-level visits, the two sides discussed uninterrupted power trade, the statement issued by the Nepalese side said, adding that the two foreign secretaries also discussed border matters.
A statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs said, the Nepalese side appreciated the COVID-19 assistance provided by India during the pandemic and also thanked the Indian side for keeping the trade supply lines open.
The ministry said that in order to further strengthen the people-to-people contacts, both sides agreed to make rapid progress on the project proposals for the Ramayana Circuit. The two sides also agreed on the extension of petroleum pipeline from Amlekhganj to Chitwan and construction of an LPG pipeline from Motihari to Chitwan, the Indian statement said. (IANS)

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